Trivia: What cartoon was the original inspiration for arcade smash “Donkey Kong”?
The correct answer is Popeye
So why is this answer correct? : An oafish brute steals the girlfriend of a regular Joe who has to win her back with the help of something that makes him invincible (sometimes spinach, sometimes a sledgehammer). Nintendo had a license to make “Popeye” products, and that was the game designer Shigeru Miyamoto set out to make, but at the last minute Popeye’s owners nixed it. Miyamoto quickly came up with new characters Donkey Kong (replacing Bluto) and Mario (nee “Jumpman”).